Posted: 29/04/2016 at 14:38
Hi Matthew. I've done a marathon and two ultras with EnduranceLife, but not your one.
Good events for relative newcomers to trail races I would say. Very slick. Lots of fancy marquees and banners, and branded goods for sale. Decent technical shirt and one other quality goody (in my experience). The dog-tag medal is not too wonderful.
You carry a dibber to dib into checkpoints and at the finish and an instant print-out of split times.
By far the best element is you will get an exceptionally well-marked course in some of the UK's most stunning scenery.
The route I have found is often slightly different to the published maps but an accurate map should be available for inspection at the venue.
The courses are quite a bit over length, so take that into consideration!! The half can be 15 miles and the full 27-28 miles (and don't talk about the ultra, which is the marathon and another loop of the so-called 10K ...)
Often decent camping available at or near the venue.
You will have noticed already that they are expensive!
A pleasant vibe from the events but a little bit too heavily branded for me.